Does that make me an alcoholic?



Dear Amy: I am a 70 year old retiree. I am happy and I remain very active.

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan / Chicago Tribune)

I do have one concern though: Every afternoon around 5 p.m., when I’m ready to sit down and enjoy my journal, I treat myself to two Scotch-and-Waters. Then when I have dinner I usually drink two glasses of wine.

After dinner I have a bottle of water or a hot cup of tea.

I am concerned about my alcohol consumption. Am I an alcoholic?

Concerned

Dear concerned: Say you have a drinking problem. Why call your habitual use a “problem”? Because you are concerned enough to ask questions about it.


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